Sometimes the simple things in life are free. This plugin is one of those examples.
It’s been a while since it came to my attention—or I needed it— but in certain instances, it can be a huge time-saver.
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Switching a Post to a Page or Vice Versa
This may have happened to you. You have a page or post that you want to switch over to another post type. Maybe it’s a post that will work better as a page for your site. Or perhaps, you are working on someone else’s site and they created a bunch of articles as pages, but now want to start a blog and, since they are already in blog format, they would work perfectly as their first published posts.
That is where the free plugin, Post Type Switcher comes in. Seriously, it may even help you with a single page or post. Heck, use it to make the switch and then deactivate it until needed again. Or install and delete.
Need to do a bunch of switching? They have you covered with a bulk option.
Whatever the case, we all like to save time as it will switch a page to a post, post to a page, or any post type to another post type.
Once activated, you will find this option:
If I were to open it on a post, and with the default posts types in WordPress, I would get the single option to switch it to a page:
Or when I’m on a page, to switch to a post:
If I had some plugins installed that gave me other post types, I would see those options here as well.
WooCommerce = products
Easy Digital Downloads = downloads
The Event Calendar = events
Depending on the custom post type and what you are switching to, the outcome of date, especially any meta data included, will vary. So I would suggest before switching to, from or between plugin or theme- related post types, that you run a test.
This is likely a situation where you might need to use this plugin. As you see here, if I select several pages, I can choose edit and then select the post type:
Again, this is not something you would be doing all the time, but when your particular need calls for the switching of post types, this plugin will save you a ton of time.